French defence minister Goulard announces resignation

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    AFP | Paris

    June 20, 2017 | 8:46 am

Sylvie Goulard (PHOTO: AFP)

French Defence Minister Sylvie Goulard announced her resignation on Tuesday over a fake jobs scandal that has hit her small centrist MoDem party, allied with President Emmanuel Macron's party.

Goulard, who was previously a member of the European Parliament, said she could not remain in the government while there was a possibility that she could be investigated over alleged misuse of expenses at the parliament. 

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